In the nineteenth century, Lincoln Park included affluent residents, industrial workers and German farmers. In 1871 the area was greatly affected by the Great Chicago fire, but eventually was quickly rebuilt with many factories and repopulated with working-class residents.
The eastern section remained populated primarily by middle-class and wealthy residents. By the early twentieth century Lincoln Park was regarded as a firmly established residential area. DePaul University was established in 1898.
However, like most other neighborhoods, Lincoln Park suffered from the Great Depression, but several initiatives renewed the area and, in the latter part of the twentieth century, land values increased dramatically. It is now one of the highest-status neighborhoods in Chicago.
information courtesy of Moody Publishers
"Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide" by Dr. John Fuder with Elizabeth Koenig
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